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the improvements made to the site while also highlighting the benefits of the law. it's the start of a new campaign being launched by the white house and democrats to get more americans enrolled. the administration plans to hold an event every day until december 23rd, the enrollment deadline for coverage by january 1st. as politico puts it today the fresh push is an attempt to get back to the plan they wanted to pursue. whether or not the at mrgs has turned a corner, that remains to be seen but as of noon, this afternoon, the healthcare.gov twitter account reported more than 380,000 visits to the site today, on top of the 1 million visits to the site reported yesterday. the "washington post" reports the site processed 18,000 enrollments in the 24-hour period, more than double the previous numbers reported. >> we were very pleased to hear the advancements made to rectify the problems with the website as it pertains to -- let's not forget, it is not just about a website but providing affordable care for millions of americans. >> meanwhile, house speaker john boehner would not say if republicans would
up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >> thank you for having me on. you rattled off a bunch of problems just to name a few. >> just to name a few. but the president challenged republicans. i think this was a chase the rabbit trying to divert attention scheme like the class warfare speech yesterday and trying to talk about aids the day before. tom price has a specific plan. it wouldn't be my plan but it's better than what we've got. there is a plan on the table. >> look, you led into this a little bit talking about young people. what the obama care package is was intentionally designed to screw over young people. was it a mistake? it wasn't an acci
, we may never satisfy the law's opponents, i think that's fair to say. some of them are rooting for this law to fail. it's not my opinion, by the way. they say it pretty explicitly. some have already convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evident. but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. look, i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. we will make it work. for all americans. >> and the president asked for help. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the were about the laws, about the benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you because it's working better now, and it's ju
plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen from comparing the law that saves lives to hurricane katrina to saying the law was terrorizing the
the health care law. it's not enough to say they turned in their work sloppy. no, the screaming you hear now is liar, liar pants on fire. it's an escalation of the old refrain the president's not who he says he is. nobody knew him in school, went the donald trump rant. he's not from here. now comes the charge the president's health care law is not on the level. that the president didn't just fail to get it right the first time, he's a liar. and on benghazi, he's something else they say. howard fineman and sam stein are both with "the huffington post" and both msnbc contributors. ted cruz's trail buddy has taken it to new heights. during a hangout yesterday, the texas senator used the issues of benghazi and the affordable care act to accuse the president of something truly sinister. let's listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me that's one of the most aggravating thing about what's happening in washington these days. particularly about this administration. which is a lack of accountability. and the willingness to mislead people or provide them just d
were just out there pimping ourselves and the law practice the blog would be very different and much less successful. how well it does or doesn't right now really turns on the fact that people don't perceive it as something that's out there trying to sell you something or to develop the some advantage for our law practice and i do think tony raises a really important set of issues that should be discussed and that is, okay, but can you truly have it both ways? can you practice in front of the supreme court, right, and your professional success there depends on your credibility with the justice and at the same time run an institution that is going to truly cover the supreme court? and truly be able to describe it warts and all? and how is it that you navigate that sort of thing if you want to really call yourself a journalistic institution? because that dilemma will repeat itself too potentially. if you're an expert in physickings, if you're an expert in plumbing there are lots of things you can talk about and write about and cover where you don't face the dilemma of really pissing so
its protections are. and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care. and that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. >> that event highlighting the crucial importance of getting young people to sign up for coverage under the affordable care act. but it is this president's earlier address that offered the clearest picture yet of the president's second-term priorities. with the health care law just one part of a vision focused on greater economic equality. and for this president, it's a political mission that's rooted in the personal. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. so what drives me is a grand son, a son, a father, as an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> in addition to the president's policy achievements, including the affordable care act, the president offered his support for raising the fede
care act on obama care. >> i know people call this law obama care. >> obama care. >> and that's okay, because i do care. >> back on the hill, republicans are not backing down. >> chairman darrell issa. >> no one is suggesting for a moment that we take government out of health care. >> right. >> that one kicked me in the belly. they have no plan. >> we've been putting deals on the table. >> but nothing's passed. >> the other issue obviously is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these aspare teas have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know ho
. the areas of new york where you hope to pick up territory. do you think the health care law can once again be a hindrance to you guys? where the exchange will not be updated and the fix will not go through. people will lose the plans they were accustomed to? >> it's critically important for insurance commissioners in the states to make the improvements. i hope they do make the improvements. we have given them the authority to do so and hope they will take us up on that. as long as democrats continue to find ways to fix and improve the affordable care act and republicans remain obsessed with repealing the affordable care act and going back to the days of a broken system where people were bankrupt because they were sick, as long as republicans continue to say that we should at $1200 in cost to seniors because that's what a repeal would cost and we are going to remove preventive health care and remove protects for presifting conditions, as long as they cling to that, we will number good shape. we want to fix it and improve it. they want to repeal and end it. most americans want to fix and imp
kelly file" -- >> emotions run high at a hearing for the new health care law. >> what are our options now? we don't have any options. >> julie explains how the new law is affecting her family. plus "the kelly file" investigation into why the white house failed to tell the truth when the president's uncle ended up in custody. >> there was no evidence that they met. that was what was conveyed. >> that's not the story now. exclusive tonight, a well known washington whistleblower has information on what he calls controversial hires. "the kelly file" starts now. >>> who was that? we're going to muddle through another night together. breaking this evening, the administration has been forced to confirm what we reported to you a couple of days ago. tens of thousands of americans who think they have health insurance under obama care may discover january 1 that they do not. after days of refusing to release the stats on the problems that have been plaguing health care.gov the administration has announced under pressure from the press that the enrollments of 1 of every 4 people in the months of
.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it's going to be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successfu
to lose policies and were promised they would not lose them and have lost them thanks to the law. they didn't want to deal with with it. but they made it through now they may not have coverage. they have to sit on the line with insurance companies trying to find out if their new coverage they never wanted is real. >> yeah. much has been made about how the administration has fixed the website. politics again. they fixed the front end of the website. it was a political embarrassment to them. the back end is a disaster. they can't pay the insurance companies. they haven't built the system to transfer the federal subsidy money yet. they can't do a reconciliation via the computer because they haven't built the system to figure out if the people that the government thinks are covered are covered on the insurance company site. news has been circulating in the insurance industry in the last day or two that what the government wants to do now is send the insurance companies in hard copy lists of people they think are covered so they can compare to who they have. some is of the insurance c
. yesterday he fended off the gop attacks. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> and then there is tomorrow when the president will focus on those so-called young invincibles. he'll join chris matthews for a town hall meeting at american university in washington, d.c., on "hardball." then back on the hill republicans are not backing down. three different committees are holding hearings on health care reform today in the gop-led house. they're putting their focus on highlighting details of cancelled coverage and higher costs. >> the reality is under this system you're going to have millions of winners. i'll be the first to acknowledge that. but you'll have tens of millions of losers as well. you're getting government into a marketplace that it doesn't
out at this event with americans who are already benefitting from the law. he's going to talk about the benefits they're getting, young people can stay on their parents' insurance, no more discrimination against people who have pre-existing conditions. now, on the other hand, the white house has had three years to make this case. so why is this any different? >> well, because now it's actually happening. and, you know, regular people are seeing the benefits of it. for years you've noticed the main thing that they would trot out was if you repeal health care, kids under 26 are going to get thrown off their parents' plans and republicans had a quick response to that. they'd say, well, okay, we'll keep that part of it and throw the rest of it out. but now the meat of the thing is actually getting implemented. more than 100,000 people last month, it's going to be more than that as it gets to the deadline and the website starts working. so actual people are getting actual health care, which means it's much harder for you to roll back this program. so it really puts republicans in a diffi
way out here. >> you've been a critic of the law. coming up in the "new york times," you co-authored, one of the architects of obamacare. despite your differences you're willing to talk about it. and you are willing to shoot down certain myths about it. include whiching, tomorrow? >> right we say we don't think think there is going to be a doctor shortage. a lot aassumptions make straight line aassumptions for today's resource use. there is every reason to believe resource use is going to go down. that is what we've seen and doctors become more productive. you can't make straight line aassumptions from today. >> they're going to have to be very productive. thank you. >> thank you. >> we just spoke about one of the most-important health care promises. just ahead we'll speak with one of the people helping get president obama elected how where the ro promises decided? bill burton is here, live, do you remember bill? and stunning polling next on america's place in the world. [ mom ] over the years, i've learnehow to stretch my party budget. but when my so-called bargain brand to
for people who lost coverage unexpectedly thanks to the law. now, are not going to have it on january 1st unless they can now, they lost their coverage. but they think they have coverage so they can figure this out and get back and have people reenrolled by december 23rd. do we think that is going to happen? >> breaking that down this, is supposed to be a state of the art system. so first, you may have to mail in the application. then, insurer going have to check by hand, then place a phone call to find out whether anything is accurate and have a conversation. this is not state of the art and short of what private sector web ice -- based system is like. >> they're asking companies to just guess what subsidies enrollees are going to gechlt tom, thank you for being here. >> you're welcome. >> we're also seeing a series of new reports raising worries about patient access to doctors. under obamacare. we told you about this last night. some say they do not want to and cannot afe afe afe aferd afford to. what can we do about this? i know you're not on the clock now. all right. what is the beef
they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's madder than me about the website is working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had, and we must fix it. >> there is an enormous amount of work going on on a daily basis to make the necessary fixes and to upgrade the site with the goal of making it fully functional for the vast majority of users by the end of this month. >> i am confident that by by the time we look back on this next year that people are going to say this is working well and it's helping a lot of people. >> after all that, the white house finally appears comfortable enough to say that the website is workable and workable enough to start promoting it. late yesterd
away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> in a speech next hour, the president will connect the push for health care to the battle over income and equality and stop by a white house youth summit later this afternoon because getting young people to sign up is, of course, crucial for obama care's success. let me bring in our company. richard wolf is the vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com. hen rick hertzburg, senior editor of "the new yorker." is this marketing campaign, pr push, whatever you want to call it, exactly what obama care needs or has this already been defined largely by the republicans and by the problems with the website? >> it's actually what health care reform has always needed, and the president has never really got his arms around. so if you look at the polling, it's easily distorted. people say all the time it's been really unpopular. in fact there's never been a clear majority on this question. through the years the numbers have stayed very fixed. people are really unsure what it repres
to people who have law degrees and up and exiting all the way to the supreme court for two decades. our goal if you want to have one base you want to learn about the supreme court, you will come to us, and we will give you link us to tony's articles, to pete's pieces on nbc, and we can be a public good about the supreme court. >> if you would, tell us about how this began. you venture off to create a blog. what was in your mind? >> it was started by accident, as many good things are. amy and i0 years ago, were sitting at our house, and i thought, hey, there is this thing called blogging about which you can start for free, and why don't we start one about the supreme court. the idea being we were practicing in front of the stream court, and my theory was that if we were to develop a web presence about the supreme court that people would look to us and say, gosh, these are the experts, we should hire them for our supreme court case. that was utterly wrong and terribly foolish. it turns out to be not true at all, but that was the idea. we, like so many people, started with that the cost of dist
if their family or they got sick. today the website is working well for the vast majority of users. this law is working, and will work into the future. my main message today is we're not going back. we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >>> back on offense. after two months of being battered by bad media mojo and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may ha
house hearings on capitol hill. all focused on the president's disastrous health care law. let not your heart be troubled. we know you probably couldn't catch up on the hours of testimony. so we put together the highlights for you. >> individuals are losing coverage they are happy with. the doctors with which they are comfortable. this is a tragedy. >> looking forward, the flaws in the law have proved to be getting worse, not better. >> yesterday i logged into the d.c. exchange where members of congress must go and got on error. >> rome wasn't fwhibuilt in a d >> this is people's lives. people are hurt when they can't get medical care. >> i believe the premise for the hearing today is fundamentally flawed. >> people's health care is compromised when they can't get medical care. >> everybody will get less coverage, higher costs. >> this is serious stuff. >> if you can take the name of obama out of obama care and focus on the benefits, you find the of benefits are widely popular. >> a bill rushed through congress without any serious debate is now directly impacting people's lives. >> mr.
law. will that be enough to get the health care rollout off the critical list? >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on families, small businesses and economy. it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> our republican colleagues have focused so much attention, in fact, obsessed in killing the affordable care act they failed to focus on real needs of americans. >> smashing the speed limit. investigators say derailed commuter train traveling three times the legal speed heading into that dangerous curve 82 miles an hour. still unknown was the crash that killed four passengers caused by mechanical failure or operator error. >> for the train to be going 82 miles an hour around that curve is just a frightening thought. >> we showed you amazon's delivery of the future but drone delivery raises important questions. we'll have more. >> what could go wrong? >> good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care la
you. >>> coming up. the health care law is working, and republicans aren't. some new good numbers tonight on obama care. they're spending and sending the republicans over the cliff. this is a new one. >>> right-wingers are now declaring that it's unchristian to take care of the poor. claiming that jesus would not support programs like food stamps. you know i'll set them straight tonight with chapter and verse. stay with us. ♪ love... in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ [ male announcer ]
know may have, eh, played a little bit with the tax laws in this country to get a little bit better return. or maybe not have to pay so much. are they takers? you'll say it's legal. well, it's legal to get food stamps. how about those oil companies that take your tax subsidies? would they be takers? oh, no. how about those folks in detroit that are getting all these tax breaks because they're, quote, bringing business while employees who spent 30 years working for the city are getting shafted with their pension. there's no takers in that deal at all, is there? what about walmart? they have never had a tax abatement on any land going into any city, putting up one of those superstars, have they? no, there's no takers there at all. they only made $19 billion. i can't think of another corporation out there that might need another tax break. but you know what we're talking about over on the right, we're convincing americans that it's those damn food stamps. they're the problem. they're the takers, those fat, poor people. how come they can't find work? it's their fault. they're lazy. and
it erased from south african law, he continued to fight apartness because although the apartheid law was gone, apartness remained in south africa. black and white continued to live mostly apart. if the 20th century had an indispensable man, it was nelson mandela. and south africans knew that, which is why they stood in line for so long when they were offered a chance to vote for him for president. he was, as south african president jacob zuma put it today, the country's greatest son. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost his greatest son. >> shortly after the news of nelson mandela's death reached the white house, president obama said this. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. we will not like
in the past. >> if you want to talk about a war on women, look no further than this health care law. >> the 113th hasn't passed the bills every congress does. like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. >> let me end by addressing the elephant in the room. the seeming inability to get anything done in washington these days. >> i mean, what do we need a budget for? clearly not for highways, defense or food. >> congressional republicans are learning how to talk to women and how to run against women. >> trying to get them to be a little more sensitive. >> our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said, can you help us find folks? they brought us whole binders full of women. >> i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era. >> so there's no one solution. there's a long list of them. >> i tried to get him to be a little more sensitive. >> they've got to be embarrassed. >> you stay classy, san diego. >> and thanks for stopping by. >> but, mainly, stay c
to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, it's starting to work. since the health care law went into effect two months ago, republicans have been on overdrive rooting for its failure. but after a rocky start, we're seeing huge improvements to the website and an end to the right wing's talking points. 100,000 americans chose insurance plans through the federal exchange in november. nearly four times as many people as signed up the month before. hundreds of thousands more getting coverage through the state-run programs. 91,000 people have signed up for insurance in new york. 98,000 enrolled in washington state. and nearly 80,000 in california. and 48,000 in kentucky. yes, there are problems with the website. but they're getting fixed. the site now works more than 90% of the time. it can handle 50,000 visitors at once. and 800,000 visits per day. according to the administration. and that's good. because the demand is staggering. just today 375,000 people visited healthcare.gov. these are real people who can finally get coverage. >> this weekend, some positive signs. >> everything w
this wouldn't work. today is not a good day for the complainers league. it looks like the health care law is open for business. it looks like after all the misery love company types have had their say, a solid majority of the country wants the president's program to make it. the website, we're told, is working. as i said, what a bad day for those little trolls who live under the bridge. david corn is the washington bureau chief nor mother jones magazine and michael tomaski is with the daily beast. i want you to look at this poll and what people think about this. right now 55% of the country supports the idea of making it work. they want to keep it as it is, make it work. only 43% want to repeal it. another interesting number, a little more nuanced according to a current cnn orc poll. a majority of americans 53% said it was too soon to tell. saying it's not seen its day in court. not yet. keep in mind these polls were conducted before improvements to the law's website were announced over the weekend. so, david, there's good objective news and good perceptive news. totally 180 from the way
to faithfully execute the laws. dana milbank is with us right now. this was an impeachment hearing. time and again, the red hots on the far right blew the bugle for driving the president from office. >> what can you do. you got to go up there and you impeach him or you go up there and you just cut funds off. you shut everything down. >> if a president is ignoring entire categories of the law, whether it be immigration, marijuana, mandatory minimum, the aca, what is the remedy for the legislative branch. >> the next recourse, the word that we don't like to say. >> we've also talked about the i word, impeachment, which i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? is there anything else we can do? >> there's the guy. how, i think i'm watching buffalo bob and the peanut gallery. i'm too old not to remember that stuff. but let me ask you this. that guy, let's not forget his providence. he was the guy on this show not too long ago who said i will not say the president was legitimately elected president. i gave him three shots at that baby, and he would
thing over to federal law enforcement authorities. they kept a copy for themselves, they combed through it very carefully. they put together a very carefully edited nudes package. it was a small fraction of the total materials they aired or described. the press in this country is a free press. they can do whatever we want. we can publish whatever we want and broadcast whatever we want. but with that freedom comes great responsibility. the press is not just an amplifying system for raw information. we're not just a means of disseminating information that we get access to. the press makes decisions all the time about what is right to publish and what is wrong to publish. what is a value to the public's understanding and what is not of value and would only cause unnecessary pain or harm if it were broadcast. the name of the rape victim does not need to be part of the story, right? the bodies at the crash site don'ted need to be shown for you to understand that people were killed in that crash. the death of daniel pearl in pakistan can be described but not shown. his killers wanted it to be
-aged students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan and that may be the best deal for them and we've already insured three million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you're wanting to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high-quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. and, you know, there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. but what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization, you have an accident, you get an illness. and for young people to recognize that it is in their financial interests and their health interests to be able to get ongoing preventive care, to be able to get free
the work force earlier? >> i think it's starting right now. for example, law schools are reducing sizes of classes and several prominent business schools did not raise enough applications last year to start a first year class. for example, george mason university did not have a first year class here in virginia. and, you know, i know my program, my part-time program, which is our bread and butter, our enrollment is down. you've got to deliver jobs and value in the end. i don't think that's happening. >> that's smart. every time unemployment numbers come out, smart economists say, wait a second. the real measure here is work force participation. what percentage of american whose can work, who want to work, are working? why isn't that the number the government releases and that we use as our common currency of this conversation? >> it does release it, right alongside the unemployment numbers but the press is just interested in the unemployment number because it's a sexy number, one we've used over tile. like the headline number for the cpi or the core number for the cpi and people are awa
are concerned about their pensions being cut. state law doesn't matter anymore. state constitution, hell, that's out the window. that doesn't matter anymore. governor schneider basically is getting absolutely everything he wants. city assets will be privatized and city workers will be taking a huge cut on their pensions. now, this is the systematic destruction of an american city with a great tradition in this country. it's a government coup without the violence. and it is completely unjustified and unnecessary. in the coming days, you're going to hear a lot from folks in the media saying stuff like this. >> this is a one-party state, to be totally clear, right? there is no political diversity of any kind in detroit. >> certainly in the city of detroit. they haven't had a republican mayor in 250 50 years. >> detroit is not an example of the failure of gop economic policies. it's been run by the democrats for 60 years. >> a level of corruption and democrat rule, throw money at the problem oh, we're going to just do whatever the unions say. that's what led to the downfall of detroit. >> entitle
poor execution in implementing the latest stage of the new law. >> circling the globe. secretary of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south beach, lebron. ronn burgundy is taking his talents to bristol. >>> and good day. i need ron burgundy it fill in for me today. i'm andrea mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his ant
obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting people know and try and build momentum in the public the real problem here is public education, if you have never had health insurance before, you don't know how it works and you've never applied for it and
into law. according to that report, president obama did not meet with kathleen sebelius, the secretary of hhs, the secretary in charge of implementing obama care a single time. white house secretary jay carney questioned the accuracy of the report because it only looked at the public schedule. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitor's log because they come frequently. and she meets frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of liberty that wasn't actually lady liberty? the postal service used a picture of a statue of lady liberty instead of the original. the sculptor of the sin city version is suing the usps for copyright infringement. more than 5 million copies of the forever stamp were printed. >>> finally, note to costco, nonfiction does not neep not true. last month, the shopping giant was in hot water for labeling bibles as fiction, which costco blamed on its distributor. according to "the los angeles times," ron burgundy's memoir was
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, but stronger labor laws, more funding for education and a social safety net. >> but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. the combined trends of increase and equality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> susan page is the washington bureau chief for usa today. clarence page, no relation, pulitzer prize-winning columnist and it's the first time we've had the pages squared on my show. >> it's great to have both of you. the president ticked off the statistics to how a growing number of americans face the reality of lower, real wages and higher costs. the prospect of a next generation with fewer opportunities for economic advancements that all to me sounds like, susan, a lot of the rhetoric from his 2008 campaign. why this push now and why the prospects of change now? >> i think it dates back to the 2008 presidential campaign and these their is wha
of the health care law. what does that entail? >> this is what democrats wanted for two years. they say every day between now and december 23rd they will do some event to talk about each day one different good part of the health care law in their view. the idea is they got to do something about this sinking poll numbers for health care reform. they got to recalibrate the debate gaven they went through the worst possible coverage of the roll out. the question is, can that work. if the site does work. if people does start to get health care coverage you'll get a different debate. the question is how much damage was done and is this thing fixed? you guys had a good conversation yesterday on the show yes the front end fixed but is the back end fixed in a way to lead people getting coverage that they can trust that insurance companies know what benefits they are getting as far as subsidy from the government to provide. >> if you go on this big campaign to highlight the website and highlight the plan and program it better work, right? so the front end of the website will work but there's problems w
. >> as a loyalist to the president, as somebody who is behind this law and worked hard with the team to get it passed, do you want to see somebody held accountable for this disastrous rollout? >> my view is that i can't make the decision whether or not it's best to fire somebody because ultimately this lies on the president's shoulders. we can't fire the president. >> you're saying if anybody should be held accountable, it should be barack obama? >> absolutely. >> the buck stops there. and we hrerd when he was running for president -- and we heard when he was running for president, beware, this is somebody who never had any executive experience. he's never run anything. now here we have rolled this out and it has been terrible. and he only met kathleen sebelius, it wasn't even one on one but face-to-face one time. this was his signature achievement. i think next time, a word to kathleen sebelius -- i know you're watching -- if you want to see the president more often, learn how to golf. at the same time i think he golfed 100 times. >> but is that okay with you? this is the signature plan of
in south africa in then 48. they set about passing a series of impressive laws of racial segregation. they western considered citizens. in 1960 when drarts went to the police station in the black town of sharpville and redanded to be arrested, they were protesting the node to have them in the first place. in response to that small act of rebellion, south african police officers opened fire on the crowd and scene people were killed that day. the young liberation leader named nelson mandela said it was that moment that radicalized him in the fight against apartheid, to beat the anc, it wouldn't be long before he was arrested and convicted of treason and sent away to prison for life. he recalls america and bren and across the west for governments to speak up, to use their power, their influence in a country where the west had huge investments in mining interests. to use that influence to free him and fight apartheid. >> that didn't happen. years passed. decades passed. an international movement sprung to boycott business, to di vest from them. to impose, to try to get governments to imp
an impact and whether we'll see that in the fourth quarter? >> it's a big debate. anecdotally my brother-in-law is a realtor in the washington, d.c. aemplt his business all but dried up, then, boom, had a number of deals when the government went back to work. to him it was clear everybody froze up. there is a debate whether or not that will be the case. the sequester that's a big story, longer turmoil. generally the belief that most of the shutdown will be recouped as workers are paid in arrears. that buildup like my own brother-in-law saw. the sequester seen the longer it goes on, the bigger the impact will be. simply due to math. you're pulling money out of the system. that money would have gone somewhere. it's not going to federal employees and their pay and defense contractors and whoever else might be impacted. it is a big debate. is there a consensus? no. i think hopefully we'll get one in the next few months as we start to understand it greater. >> there is a possible deal we're all hearing about between patty murray and paul ryan to stop the next tranche of the sequester from kicking in
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